Hammersmith Flyover Fully Reopen
West London traffic conditions expected to improve
Repair work to the Hammersmith Flyover was completed this morning (28th May) allowing the structure to be fully reopened to all traffic.
This is earlier than originally expected with TfL having previously announced that this stage of the project would be finished by 30th May.
The works, which began in January, have seen around 200 metres of the central reservation along the flyover removed, a new structural slab and concrete barriers installed, as well as tailored anchorages for the new cables within the structure.
Last month, around 22km of new cables were installed above and below the bridge deck as part of a bespoke design, which will supplement the load capacity of the existing cables. These new cables are surrounded by wax oil to prevent deterioration and allow inspection and replacement if required in the future.
Garrett Emmerson, Chief Operating Officer for Surface Transport at TfL, said: 'The Hammersmith Flyover is a vital artery for London and our engineers have been working non-stop since December to deliver a solution which allows us to fully reopen the flyover to all traffic as quickly as possible."
May 28, 2012